“I could suddenly see through it all, and I remained determined to follow my inner voice. I decided that the dominant culture could not have me back, and each attempt they made to invite me back toward the pack mentality strengthened my internal resolve. The truth is, it has always been my life, and my life has never been up for debate. My life was never meant to be limited or labeled, it was only meant to be lived. Lived in its fullest expression, without self-imposed or culturally imposed barriers, and lived with joy-filled reckless abandon.”
As I read Deb Gleason’s latest offering, the though-wave that kept lapping at the shoreline of my attention was:
My Life is not a democracy!
I am willing to share…and I am not willing to lose mySelf.
I am willing to listen… and I am not willing to betray mySelf.
I am willing to contribute… and I am not willing to become the buffet on which all around me can feast!
This is one of Deb’s most powerful, most compelling and most unapologetic expressions of a deep truth that she carries: Her Life is her’s to define, design and delight in!